When we first found our house, one of the many things I loved about it was the window seat in the living room. I’ve always loved the idea of a window seat.
Here it is before we moved into the house. As you can see, it needed a little sprucing up.
The first thing we did was take down all the curtains. It just blocked too much of the light. Since the room isn’t super bright, I didn’t want to go with anything too heavy, so I found some fairly lightweight, white curtains and skipped any type of shade on the individual windows. Then I painted the seat and made pillows with leftover fabric from our dining room chairs.
Also, the changes in the whole room helped a lot with the transformation of the window seat. We have new floors, the walls have been painted a nice grey, and all the dark brown crown moulding is now a nice crisp white.
It was a quick and easy project that makes a big difference in feeling like the room is complete.